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Proposed legislation would increase the current $7500 EV tax credit by $5000 on cars assembled by union workers within the United States, and remove the 200,000-unit cap. The credit would be phased out once 50 per cent of vehicle sales are EVs.
The original QX60 is almost a decade old and way past its use-by date, but the first teaser from Infiniti showcasing the interior suggests the SUV has really upped its game for 2022. The all new QX is expected to look very similar to last September’s Monograph concept.
A rare Ford GT Mk II just sold for an astonishing $1.87 million, but even that’s beer money next to the $28 million this new Rolls Royce costs its owner. One of three Boat Tails to come out of Rolls’ new coachbuilding division, it features champagne coolers underneath its butterfly-hinged decklid.
Polestar owners who don’t live near a service center can now book a technician to come to them for minor repairs. The company thinks the combination of the new service and over-the-air updates means customers will rarely need to visit a dealership.
Publically, Lamborghini is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Countach’s introduction at the 1971 Geneva Auto Show. But behind the scenes, it looks like it’s getting ready to celebrate the life of the modern Aventador with one last version before the V12 supercar makes way for an all-new hybrid car.
Moving on from last year’s embarrassing top speed fiasco, SSC is expanding the Tuatara line with two new models. The 1750 hp Striker gets three times the downforce of regular SSC cars, while the track-only Aggressor makes 450 hp more.
Even the new 911 GT3 wasn’t as hyped as the Friends comeback special, and Porsche didn’t waste an opportunity to cash-in on the buzz. The company published an Instagram post that referenced an original episode where Joey Tribbiani pretended he owned a Porsche by covering a load of cardboard boxes with a car cover. Who says the Germans don’t have a sense of humor?
What Else Is Making The News
Google Photos Free Unlimited Dies Next Week, Save Your Pics With This Tool
Google Photos has rolled out a new tool to help you thin out your photo gallery, ahead of the unpopular decision to scrap free unlimited photo storage, says Tom’s Guide. From June onwards, only the first 15 GB of storage is free.
Watch This Hang Glider Pilot Cheat Death With A Nail Biting Mid-Air Repair
We’ve all been impressed by footage of heroic automotive ‘saves’, but this footage of a pilot struggling to reattach a spoileron wire is terrifying. One YouTube user sums up what most of us are thinking when he says: ‘I’m not sure I would engage in a sport where I’m already part way in a body bag.’